Entries extended to 5pm 10 September 2010
Click the links below to read about the awards.
The purpose of the Excellence in EMS Awards is to reward and recognise businesses and governments that have successfully implemented an environmental management system (EMS); promote the adoption of sustainable management practices within their business or government in Australia. The Awards also serve to inspire people through the shared experience of innovative approaches to EMS in Australia.
The Excellence in EMS Awards demonstrates that the use of EMS allows for both profit and sustainability to be achieved. The awards offer a valuable opportunity for promotion of individual businesses and encouragement to others to adopt EMS.
There are four awards categories:
We urge you to enter for an award. EMS users in the past have all stressed how important it has been to hear the stories of others to encourage and support their own endeavours. By entering the Awards you will be demonstrating that you are environmentally conscious and aware.
If judging visits are needed they will be friendly and non-bureaucratic. Judges may take some notes and photographs (to be used in case studies) and will be interested to hear your views and see projects and innovations in your business.
All winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the 2010 National EMS Conference, Geelong VIC on 11-13 October 2010.
The EMSA Award winners will receive complimentary registration for this event, ticket to the Awards Dinner and will be invited to make a short presentation detailing their EMS outcomes during the dinner. Student paper Award entrants will present their papers during the Conference.
There will also be highly commended certificates for awards finalists with particular innovations and success in undertaking business in an environmentally sensitive manner.
The judges consider that it is a privilege to be able to consider your small business or government agency or department for consideration in the Awards..
Winners in each of the four awards categories will receive:
Awards finalists in each category will receive a framed highly commended certificate.
All EMSA Awards winners and finalists will be featured on the EMS Association website and in the newsletter.
The judges will be looking for Award entries that demonstrate:
The Judges will be particularly interested in discussing any problem areas and the practices developed in minimising any undesirable effects.
Past actions need not have been 100 per cent successful but if there is an ongoing long-term program in place with achievable goals, this will rate highly.
Click a link below to download the Entry Form for the category you wish to enter. The forms are in MS Word to enable you to download them to your computer, type your responses and return.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : 02 8569 0625
Mail : EMS Association Awards
c/o PO Box 787
Gosford NSW 2250
All enquiries to EMS Association Vice President, Mick Dawes on 0438 467509 or email: email@example.com